Zainab Balogun is an actress, TV host, and entrepreneur who is very hardworking, industrious, and a strong achiever.
Here are a few things to know about her as she turns a year older.
Zainab Balogun was born on 10 October 1989 in London, the United Kingdom to Nigerian parents.
She hails from Abeokuta, Ogun State. Due to the nature of her mother’s work, she moved around a lot and spent most of her formative years growing up with relatives.
She had her secondary school education at Sacred Heart RC Secondary School where her interest in the arts began with her regularly taking part in talent shows and school plays.
Zainab joined the school choir and later formed an R&B girl group with two friends called Regné.
She attended Christ the King Sixth Form College where she completed her A-Levels in Law, Psychology, and English Language & Literature before proceeding to the University of Kent in Medway where she received a Bachelor of Law degree (LLB).
Balogun worked as a model after being scouted by Premier Models Management at the age of 16. After obtaining her law degree, she began to appear in shows such as BBC One’s Material Girl, Bollywood movie Cocktail (2012), and The Charlatans by Ashley Waters.
She soon found herself on set with legendary director Christopher Nolan in 2011 for the film The Dark Knight Rises, which she describes as an “unforgettable experience”.
Balogun produced and hosted shows for EbonyLife TV which include EL Now and The Spot.
As an actress, Zainab has featured in a couple of movies which include A Soldier’s Story, The Wedding Party, Ojukokoro (Greed), The Wedding Party 2, Sylvia, The Royal Hibiscus Hotel, Chief Daddy, God Calling etc.
Zainab got married to Jetwest Airways owner, Dikko Nwachukwu in a private wedding on Sunday 13th May 2018 in Lagos.
- Winner, Exquisite Lady of the Year Awards TV Presenter of the year (2013)
- Winner, Sisterhood Awards TV Presenter of the Year (2014)
- Winner, All Youth Tush Awards On-Air Personality (2014)
- Winner, Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards Sexist On-Air Personality (2014)
- Winner, The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) (2018)
Some of her endorsements include Lancome Nigeria, Veet Nigeria, De-Deon, Dove, and Molped Nigeria.
Zainab launched ‘Wash And Go’, a hair salon in Lagos alongside Bolanle Olukanni in September 2019.